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The Best Fitness in Laguna Beach

Looking for the best fitness in Laguna Beach? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Laguna Beach. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

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Top fitness spots in and near Laguna Beach

  • Laguna Beach, California

    Hike the Water Tank Trail

    4.3
    3 mi / 600 ft gain
    There a numerous trails in the Laguna Coast Wilderness that proceed up and along the ridges and down into the canyons (or the reverse), and most are excellent for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. A classic out-and-back (with many options for loops) begins in Irvine Bowl Park at the end...
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  • Laguna Beach, California

    Trail Run the Boat Road and Laguna Ridge

    4.3
    4 mi / 600 ft gain
    There a numerous trails in the Laguna Coast Wilderness that proceed up and along the ridges and down into the canyons (or the reverse), and most are excellent for trail running, hiking, and mountain biking. A classic out-and-back (with many options for loops) begins at the end of Dartmoor Street ...
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  • Laguna Beach, California

    Mountain Bike Bommer Ridge & Emerald Canyon

    5 mi / 1000 ft gain
    There a numerous trails in the Laguna Coast Wilderness that proceed up and along the ridges and down into the canyons (or the reverse), and are quite popular for mountain biking, hiking, and trail running.A great mountain biking loop begins in Emerald Canyon at the end of Emerald Canyon Road and ...
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  • Laguna Beach, California

    Hike the West Ridge Trail

    5.0
    1.5 mi / 150 ft gain
    Beginning at Alta Laguna Park at Top of the World, the West Ridge Trail is a popular starting (and ending) point for adventures into the Laguna Coast Wilderness, leading to trails and areas like Car Wreck, Big Bend, and Willow Canyon. You can also do it in reverse from the north. The ridge itself...
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  • Laguna Beach, California

    West Ridge to Car Wreck Trail and Mathis Canyon Loop

    4.5
    3.31 mi / 856 ft gain
    There are numerous ways to incorporate the Car Wreck trail into a larger loop through the Laguna Coast Wilderness and Aliso Canyon Park, but a common route is to begin at Alta Laguna Park at "Top of the World" in Laguna Beach. Take the West Ridge Trail .5 miles, bearing right onto the marked Car...
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  • Laguna Beach, California

    Hike or Mountain Bike the B.F.I. Trail in Crystal Cove State Park

    5.0
    0.5 mi / 350 ft gain
    To get to the trailhead, enter Crystal Cove State Park through the Crystal Cove El Moro Campground entrance immediately next to El Moro Elementary School. Follow the road behind the school which leads to the main gate where you will need to pay a day-use parking fee of $15. Drive past the Campgro...
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  • Laguna Beach, California

    Hike the El Moro Canyon Trail

    5.0
    4 mi / 744 ft gain
    The trail features a waterfall and is open year-round, but is best used in the spring. Remember to bring $15 cash for the parking fee. The Laguna Beach trail is shared by trail runners, mountain bikers, hikers, and the occasional horseback rider. Dogs are not allowed in Crystal Cove State Park. 
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  • Orange, California

    Enjoy a Sunset Run at Crystal Cove

    5.0
    This is a favorite evening run. Park in the lot with a state pass, head down the cliff and back, and you'll get an amazing workout.Tip: Time your runs at low tide.
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  • Aliso Viejo, California

    Hike Aliso Creek and Wood Canyon

    11.7 mi / 1332 ft gain
    The Aliso Creek and Wood Canyon Trail is shared by trail runners, mountain bikers, horseback riders and hikers. The trail is open for use year-round with abundant wildflowers in the spring.  The trail is shaded in parts, but bring sun protection and extra water just in case. Watch for snakes and ...
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  • Laguna Niguel, California

    Dripping Cave in the Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness

    4.3
    7.68 mi / 889 ft gain
    Dripping Cave sits tucked away in a corner of Wood Canyon, part of the Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, and the trail to the cave, while short, requires *at least* a 2.25 mile hike in from the nearest trailhead (West Ridge Trail to Mathis Canyon), though this is less than ideal as that rou...
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  • Laguna Niguel, California

    Kick Back at Laguna Niguel Regional Park

    This is an awesome tucked away little adventure that will have you occupied all day! With plenty of picnic tables you can be sure to have your own privacy tucked into a corner free from other people. Grab a lake side picnic table or even the numerous ones around the grass fields, they are all won...
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  • Newport Beach, California

    Explore Deer Canyon

    6.9 mi / 1489 ft gain
    The Deer Canyon Loop Trail is an easy drive from Orange County and Newport Beach. In the spring, wildflowers are abundant along the trial. This is a favorite spot for trail runners, hikers, and mountain bikers. The trail is kept in great condition year-round and is very wide. There is very little...
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  • Newport Beach, California

    Mountain Bike Bommer Ridge from the Pacific Ridge Trailhead

    7.5 mi / 500 ft gain
    The Bommer Ridge West Trailhead aka The Pacific Ridge Trailhead begins at the edge of Ridge Park Road, overlooking CA State Highway 73, and marks the northwest entrance to the Laguna Coast Wilderness and its neighbor, Crystal Cove State Park.From the well-marked trailhead follow the trail south-e...
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  • Newport Beach, California

    Hike the Buck Gully Trail

    4.5 mi / 613 ft gain
    The trail is relatively narrow with very little shade, so bring extra water and sunscreen. After it rains, a stream runs to the side of the trail. In the spring, hummingbirds and wildflowers are abundant. Dogs are not allowed on this trail.  The Buck Gully Trail is open year-round, and is a great...
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  • Irvine, California

    Explore the Turtle Rock Trail

    1.6 mi / 413 ft gain
    The view from the top is amazing, with ocean views to the West and mountain views to the North. This is a great location for a picnic lunch or a sunset picnic dinner. After sunset, the skyline twinkles with city lights.  It is recommended to park near the tennis courts. The trail remains open yea...
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  • Dana Point, California

    Walk the Dana Point Preserve Trail

    5.0
    0.5 mi
    Ocean views the whole time, plenty of wildlife and different species of native plants make this short hike beautiful. With the hike being short enough to complete in the afternoon after a day at the beach you can see a beautiful view of the coastline north and south. There is plenty of parking in...
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